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Monuments in Guarda
Rua do Amparo, 3
Junto à Porta d'El-Rei existiria, em tempos, o Bairro Judeu. A comunidade judaica tem a sua presença documentada desde o início do século XIII, mas vários indícios apontam para a existência do Bairro antes dessa data. Desta forma, é considerada uma das comunidades judaicas mais antigas do país.
Rua Dona Maria Luísa Godinho
At the highest point of the city, at 1056 meters of altitude, is the Castle, better known as Torre de Menagem. This site was inhabited by order of Dom Sancho I, who granted him a Charter and perks, in 1199, and transferred to the seat of the diocese. This first Charter was confirmed by the same King in 1217, 1229 and, later, in 1254, by Dom Afonso III. In 1510, Dom Manuel gave him new Charter and granted to his son, Don Fernando, the title of Duke of Guarda.
Largo de Santa Maria Maior
Baroque church, consisting of a longitudinal plan consists of nave, chancel and vestry close lower on the right side and the clock tower and Bell Tower in the back façade. In the interior, especially the gilded altarpieces and for a font set in the subcoro.
Recreational and farm production, composed of a main building and some agricultural dependencies: an oven, a pigsty and a circular Dovecote. Features of Mannerist, Baroque and Rococo architecture.
Rua General Alves Roçadas, 28-30
Building with facade with three bodies, being the one in the Center, the Church, surmounted by a pediment in the middle circle that rises above the cornice. The lateral bodies are of eaves run with conical ridged gargoyles. The cloister and heraldic symbols and decoration, the shells, palmetas, volutes, loops, braids and geometric motifs.
Praça Luís de Camões
The Cathedral of Guarda was built between the 14th and 16th centuries. It possesses two doorways; one is Gothic style and the other in Manueline style. To bring out, on the outside, the two massive octagonal bell towers, gargoyles and pinnacles. On the inside it stands out the Renaissance altarpiece a work done by João de Ruão, the columns, and the Pinas family chapel as well as the seating’s.
Largo Doutor João de Almeida
This is an 18th century building which was restored during the Joanine period. It is worthy to mention the stonework finely elaborated on the door, pediment, windows, towers and niche. On the main chapel the altar is dedicated to Our Lady of Consolação (Consolation).
Rua da Torre, 46
This is a high stone tower with a portcullis and curved entrance passage. The wall revetment with banquettes, the doors and the keep can still demarcate the medieval town. This tower is one of the entrances to the castle inside wall.
Rua Vila de Manteigas, 75
Romanesque temple which already has elements of transition to Gothic. Consists of two rectangular volumes juxtaposed (a single nave and a chancel), being the front torn by an arched portico back with archivolts. The dogs and capitals are decorated with Zoomorphic motifs and fitomórficos. The triumphal arch broken and the rosettes announce already Gothic.